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The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in documents S/20370 of 11 January 1989 and S/20370/Add.16 of 2 May 1989.
During the week ending 10 June 1989, the Security Council took action on the following items:
The situation in the occupied Arab territories (see S/11935/Add.18, S/11935/Add.19, S/11935/Add.20, S/11935/Add.21, S/11935/Add.44, S/11935/Add.45, S/13033/Add.9, S/13033/Add.10, S/13033/Add.11, S/13033/Add.28, S/13737/Add.7, S/13737/Add.8, S/13737/Add.18, S/13737/Add.20, S/13737/Add.22, S/13737/Add.50, S/14326/Add.50, S/14840/Add.1, S/14840/Add.2, S/14840/Add.3, S/14840/Add.4, S/14840/Add.12, S/14840/Add.13, S/14840/Add.15, S/14840/Add.16, S/14840/Add.45, S/15560/Add.6, S/15560/Add.7, S/15560/Add.20, S/15560/Add.30, S/15560/Add.31, S/16880/Add.36, S/17725/Add.3, S/17725/Add.4, S/17725/Add.48, S/17725/Add.49, S/18570/Add.49, S/18570/Add.50, S/18570/Add.51, S/19420/Add.1, S/19420/Add.2, S/19420/Add.4, S/19420/Add.5, S/19420/Add.13, S/19420/Add.15, S/20370/Add.5 and S/20370/Add.6)
In a letter dated 31 May 1989 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20662), the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations, in his capacity as Chairman of the Group of Arab States at the United Nations for the month of May, requested that an urgent meeting of the Security Council be convened to discuss the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 2863rd to 2867th meetings, held between 6 and 9 June 1989, on the basis of the above request.
In the course of the meetings, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cuba, Democratic Yemen, the German Democratic Republic, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Yemen and Zimbabwe, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.
At the 2683rd meeting, on 6 June 1989, the President drew attention to the request contained in the letter dated 5 June 1989 (S/20669) from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations that, in accordance with its previous practice, the Security Council invite the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations to participate in the debate. He said that the request was not made pursuant to rule 37 or rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council but that, if it was approved, the Council would be inviting the Permanent Observer of Palestine to participate, not under rule 37 or rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, but with the same rights of participation as under rule 37.
Following discussion, the Security Council adopted the proposal by 11 votes in favour, to 1 against (United States of America), with 3 abstentions (Canada, France and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
In response to the request dated 5 June 1989 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations (S/20670), the Security Council extended an invitation under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure to Mr. Clovis Maksoud at the 2863rd meeting, on 6 June 1989.
In response to the request dated 5 June 1989 from the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations (S/20673), the Security Council extended an invitation under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure to Mr. A. Engin Ansay at the 2863rd meeting, on 6 June 1989.
At the 2864th meeting, on 7 June 1989, the President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/20677), submitted by Algeria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Senegal and Yugoslavia, which read as follows: